We spent a romantic week in Lachaud in 1993 & fell in love with this house, the area & above all the people! By the end of the week we had secured our little patch of France! The house had not been occupied for over 30 years & was in desperate need of some TLC! Blood, sweat, tears & lots of laughter have transformed it into the wonderful home you see today & we look forward to welcoming you! The accommodation is equally suited to extended families, friends or couples. With its 5 Ensuite bedrooms & large living areas there's plenty of space for everyone. The beautiful countryside will appeal to nature lovers & offers fantastic walking, cycling, bird watching & photography opportunities. If culture & History is more you, you'll be just 20mins drive from UNESCO's World Heritage Site of Lascaux & the Vézère Valley. We do not live on site and we'll leave you to privately enjoy your holiday, we are however only a phone call away should you have any problems or need advice. Pets welcome!
- Farmhouse2045 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
18th century Former farmhouse in Hautefort, Dordogne, Aquitaine/Dordogne, France - The Perfect Place To Unwind!
John & Sally Bleaken
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- Jun 18, 2018
About John & Sally Bleaken
John & Sally Bleaken purchased this Farmhouse in 1993
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Perfect extended family retreat
This property was a perfect family holiday. We had two young kids and it had everything we could possibly need to make it an easy and enjoyable stay.
We all loved lounging by the pool in such a stunning setting.
The house is big enough that if you want to get some quiet time you can find an area alone to relax. We look forward to returning again!
Sally was a pleasure to deal with when we had questions.
It was a delight having you to stay and so pleased that you all had such a great time. We would be delighted to welcome back again in the future.
Excellent. Beautiful home tastefully furnished with care and love. Wonderfull scenic area.
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Beautiful house in a beautiful location
There were 10 of us staying at the farmhouse with ages ranging from 2 - 70. And it was just perfect for our family. There was plenty of room for us all to spend time together and for times when we needed our own space.
The accomodation was exactly as described in a beautiful location. The village itself was a little isolated but was within easy reach of a supermarket, petrol stations, lovely restaurants and delicious bakeries. There were so many activities to do in the area for all of us, ranging from markets, canoeing, aquariums / animal parks, castles, waterparks and paintballing or just walking in the surrounding villages. I'd recommend looking for events in the local area, especially during the summer. We found posters advertising all different kinds of events and had a fabulous evening watching a light show on the Saint Sour church in Terrason and an international cultural festival celebrating art, dance and music in the nearby town of Motignac. Both of which we would not have known about otherwise.
The house was well maintained and had everything we could possibly need. Plenty of pots, pans and cooking utensils & the BBQ was a good size. The pool was cleaned twice while we were there and a problem with the pool heating, after an electrical storm, was sorted straight away. There were plenty of board games for us all to play together if the weather wasn't great, or in the evenings after a BBQ.
I would highly recommend this property. It's a beautiful house in a beautiful area.
It really was a pleasure having you to stay at Lachaud and I hope you will return to us in the future. With kind regards
Sally & John
Delightful home in Perigord.
Absolutely fantastic house which is more like a home than a holiday house. Beautifully furnished with great taste in quiet hamlet that is so restful. This is a property which wants for nothing and ideal for large groups as we were. Fun BBQ by the pool in a secluded area...just perfect. We will be back!!!!
It was a pleasure having you to stay and we're glad you all had such a good time. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
A perfect, peaceful stay!
We loved staying in this beautiful house and it's peaceful surroundings. The house has been lovingly restored and is extremely comfortable. We particularly loved the terrace & swimming pool with areas to suit all - some sun, some shade & some in between.
The area is very rural but close enough to local amenities and for day trips. We had a lovely peaceful day kayaking down the Vezere (somewhat quieter than the Dorgogne - we observed from the beautiful gardens Marqueyssac!!)
We enjoyed visiting Hautefort & had a very special meal at Auberge du Parc - would highly recommend!
A wonderful time had by all - thank you John & Sally!
So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope we can welcome you again.
Sally & John
Restful stay in France
We had a wonderful stay at the farmhouse. The house is well equipped and the location is in a very peaceful setting.
We are 2 and a half hours drive from the great surfing beaches west of Bordeaux but don't let that stop you enjoying your favorite watersports! We are only 16 miles from the Base de Loisirs de Rouffiac at Lanouaille which offers glorious sandy beaches & all watersports plus paint-balling, rock climbing & Archery. Activities are accessible to all and are supervised by qualified instructors.
Nearest airports Bergerac & Limoges both approx. 1hr 20mins, approx. 60 miles. Brive 32 miles 45 mins. Flights to Amsterdam, London, Paris & Maastricht.
Bordeaux 2hrs approx. 122 miles.
Channel ports distance in miles: Calais 465, St Malo 433, Roscoff 517, Caen 354.
A car is essential to fully explore the region.
Hautefort 10 mins, Montignac Lascaux 20 mins, Terrasson 30 mins, Sarlat 45mins
Périgueux 40mins Brive 40mins.
There is just so much to do in the Dordogne it is impossible to mention it all!
The Périgord is famed for its food & hospitality & the excellent local restaurants & Auberge are too numerous to mention here, more details are available at the house. Perigueux & Sarlat markets are not to be missed!
Canoeing down the Vézère river is a must whatever your age! Passing by fabulous countryside, châteaux & historic villages. Stop for a swim & a pique-nique; it really is delightful! Book with any of the local centres, canoes, oars, lifejackets and waterproof containers are all supplied. Start at Montignac and select your distance depending on your group, the canoe company will then pick you up and bring you back to your car.
L'Appell de la Forêt at Thenon 10 mins away, is suitable for those aged 7 to 70! A little too high for me! though the children love it and even hubby made it to the hardest stage!
There are reportedly 1001 châteaux in the Dordogne - you'll need more than a fortnight to see them all! The local ones are Hautefort, Château de Losse and Château d'Eyrignac.
Limeuil, situated where the Rivers Dordogne and Vézère meet is classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. A bustling river port of old, the medieval village with its stone-built, dark-tiled houses so typical of Périgord Noir is now a charming, refreshing place in which to stop and the evening market is a must.
Caves and caverns are everywhere in this region, they are all spectacular; Tourtoirac is the closest and is accessible to all including pushchairs.
I could go on and on! But I'll let you discover all that the Perigord has to offer - you'll be amazed!